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Co-operatives UK fully supports new efforts, spearheaded by the Co-operative Party, to bring forward Marcora-like legislation in the Senedd and Scottish Parliament.
Join our campaign and pledge your support to create one million employee and worker owners in the UK by 2030.
Following concerted lobbying by Co-operatives UK and the Cross Party Group on Co-ops, Scottish Government has included housing co-operatives in its ‘Housing to 2040 strategy.
We make six recommendations designed to make Scotland the best place in the world to establish new co-ops and develop existing ones.
A four-point plan to harness the spirit of co-operative working seen during the pandemic is crucial to rebuilding Scotland’s economy after Covid-19.
New insolvency legislation to give businesses in distress more opportunities to turn things around has been applied to co-ops following our successful lobbying efforts.
Co-operative and community benefit societies, in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, are covered by legislation that provides businesses with greater flexibility in how and when…
Our short paper sets out why city regions should support the creation of employee and worker owned businesses, via both start-up and conversions, in their Covid-19 recovery…
Our briefing examines the (early) impact of Covid-19 on co-operatives, gaps in government support and recommendations to government.
Our policy paper maps out how co-operatives could and should feature in Scotland's emerging community wealth building agenda.
The Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act (2014) came into force in August 2014, wrapping up accompanying reforms introduced in April 2014.
How should social value impact on the award of central government contracts? Discover how we responded to government's consultation.
A flagship Bill intended to give people greater control over local communities across Scotland now recognises the role co-operatives can play in making community ownership and…
How Scotland’s Shared Prosperity Fund could include a significant role for community-led economic development.
Private rental housing co-ops will no longer have to pay punitive taxes aimed at deterring the corrupt practice known as ‘property enveloping’.
We have responded to Scottish government's consultation on its housing vision for 2040.